|Kiyoshi Yamanaka - 山中潔|
|D.O.B.||15th August 1956|
|Voice Actor||Masaru Motegi (Japanese)|
Jeff Gedert (English)
|Appears in||Shenmue I|
Kiyoshi Yamanaka (Japanese: 山中潔) is an employee at Yamaji Soba Noodles off Dobuita Street, and has the nickname Yama-chan around Dobuita. Although, he doesn't like the nickname very much as he thinks that "Yama" is from Yamaji, not Yamanaka. Despite working at the restaurant for the past 10 years, he is still only in charge of deliveries and isn't allowed to knead or even touch the soba dough. But Kiyoshi is patient with the owner and knows that soon they should be getting some part-time help so that Kiyoshi can finally become active in the kitchen. In the evenings, Kiyoshi likes to relax at Bar Linda and he currently lives in apartment 202 of Tsukushi Apartments on Dobuita Street.